An Economic History of South Africa
Conquest, Discrimination, and Development
By (author) Charles H. Feinstein
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Economic History of South Africa by Charles H. Feinstein
Book DescriptionThis book is the first economic history of South Africa in over sixty years. Professor Charles H. Feinstein offers an authoritative survey of five hundred years of South African economic history from the years preceding European settlements in 1652 through to the post-Apartheid era. He charts the early phase of slow growth, and then the transformation of the economy as a result of the discovery of diamonds and gold in the 1870s, followed by the rapid rise of industry in the wartime years. The final chapters cover the introduction of apartheid after 1948, and its consequences for economic performance. Special attention is given to the processes by which the black population were deprived of their land, and to the methods by which they were induced to supply labour for white farms, mines and factories. This book will be essential reading for students in economics, African history, imperial history and politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616416
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles H. Feinstein
World Economy Between the World Wars, Hardback (March 2008)
Expanded from a previous volume dealing with Europe, new material in this book focuses on the structure of the world economy in the 1920s, including a special focus on the United States, Japan, and Latin America. In addition, chapters that discuss the post-depression recovery now cover the New Deal.
Economic History of South Africa, Hardback (June 2005)
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Making History Count, Paperback (August 2002)
Authoritative guide to using quantitative methods in history; clearly illustrated and accompanied by website material.
European Economy Between the Wars, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Charles H. Feinstein
This text provides an up-to-date economic history of Europe in the inter-war period. The authors show that errors in international economic policy were a principal cause of the deep crisis and the partial recovery during this time.
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Author Biography - Charles H. Feinstein
Charles H. Feinstein is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford. His previous publications include The European Economy between the Wars (1997) and Making History Count (2002).
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